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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Medal of Valor Nomination Period Closes July 31

There are just two weeks left to nominate a public safety officer for the 2012-2013 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The medal is awarded annually by the president or vice president of the United States to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. To be considered, an officer must be nominated for actions that occurred between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Nominations must be submitted through the online Medal of Valor application system by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 31, 2013. To nominate an officer, go to For questions about the award or how to nominate an officer, email

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